Why Complete a Computer Science & Technology Internship?
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18% growth in computer occupations for 2012-2022, making it one of the fastest growing career fields that can be applied to all other career fields making it a stable career path to pursue. Interns can support IT departments directly or projects require programming or technical skills including app development, website design, and computing while increasing their understanding of the importance of technology in the world's markets and increasing cross-cultural communications understanding.
Completing an internship within our engineering and computer science field allows students to better understand the project cycle within the industry as well develop an understanding of the language and terminology used in the sector. Students will learn about the different skills and majors that represent a current start-up or established engineering or technology company. Career exploration within STEM fields creates critical thinkers and empowers the next generation of innovators, which is a keystone to the next wave of development and technological advancement.
What is a Remote Internship?
Remote internships are internships that are done completely online or remotely, from the comfort of your own home. You are placed with a company, and have a supervisor that you report to. You are in regular contact with the supervisor/team via virtual methods such as video call, phone call, email and instant messenger. Companies exist both domestically and internationally, with placements spanning over 3500 different companies across 70 countries.
Virtual Internships guarantees a placement for all students accepted into our program. Review the Linear Placement Process to learn more.
Working with a Provider
As Virtual Internships is a provider, we work to not only provide you a guaranteed internship that meets your skills and interests, but provide scaffolding and support including, weekly discussions, online professional development curriculum, and coaching calls to support your post-program employment. Applying to our program means that if accepted you are guaranteed an internship in the Career Field (we have 18 to choose from) of your choice, and aligned to your university's dates and requirements.
What is Included?
This is an unpaid experience but offers a full time work experience with a global established company as well as additional support to include:
Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Computer Science Internship is $41,901 per year or $20 per hour. The highest paying Computer Science Internship jobs have a salary over $53,000 per year while the lowest paying Computer Science Internship jobs pay $32,000 per year
A technical support specialist is responsible for assisting customer's and businesses' concerns and system issues by performing troubleshooting and remote solutions. These specialists must have extensive knowledge of system applications, including software and hardware database to handle complex processes that might affect the end user's experience or the business' daily operations. Technical support specialists should maintain excellent communication skills to guide the client and business on solving network problems. They must also document concerns and progress promptly for reference and quality checks.
Computer technicians are skilled information technology professionals who handle concerns related to computers. They are responsible for assisting clients in software installations, troubleshooting needs, and repair needs. Computer technicians handle the maintenance and repair of both software and hardware of computers. They should be able to quickly pinpoint the causes of computer problems that the client encounters. They should also be able to answer the clients' computer-related inquiries and provide advice on proper computer handling. Computer technicians should have good analytical skills and decision-making skills.
A software engineer is a computer science professional who is responsible for the development of information systems, designing and building computer systems software and applications software. They often prefer to call themselves as a software developer or computer programmer. They have substantial knowledge of programming languages, software development, and computer operating systems, and other technologies. They use these to turn a plan into a final output. They can create a design, test, and develop software based on the needs of their clients.
Help Desk Analysts generally provide technical support by assisting customers with their system issues. These analysts are expected to be highly knowledgeable about application processes and basic troubleshooting. Help Desk Analysts usually communicate with end-users through phone calls or e-mail and are required to attend on customers technical issues promptly. Depending on the expertise, the Help Desk Analysts are often categorized to support levels wherein the most complex issues are often handle by the highest tier. The Help Desk Analysts must have critical-thinking skills on solving network problems and document specific concerns and progress.
Tutors are individual contributors who make sure that students assigned to them can understand classroom lessons. They are often full-time educators themselves, but they may also be working in other fields and are only passionate about teaching. Tutors usually meet students after school to go over any lesson that the students find challenging. They assist students with their homework or other schoolwork that the students may need help in. At times, tutors are tapped to help students study for future lessons, meaning that they go through classroom lessons in advance.